Brisbane Islands and Coastline in Focus

Rachel Carr
By Rachel Carr  - Junior Travel Editor 2 Min Read

Embrace Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle and discover its beautiful beaches and secluded havens away from the city’s mainland. You can experience exciting island-hopping adventures by helicopter, relax beachside, or delve into the country’s rich First Nations history. 

The Moreton Bay Region is a picturesque blend of coastal towns, vast national parks, and towering mountain ranges. Though under an hour from the city centre, this idyllic region will feel worlds away from Brisbane’s bustling urban landscape. The area offers a diverse range of dining options, including wineries, quaint cafés, and beachside fish and chip shops, as well as plenty of fun activities, such as whale watching, llama walks, and trail biking. 

Redlands Coast is a stunning area famous for its scenic landscapes, charming villages, and diverse natural beauty. It is popular for its outdoor activities, such as bushwalking, birdwatching, and water sports. Journey across the water to the white sand beaches of North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, or embark on an adventure along the North Gorge Walk, which offers a scenic route through rocky outcrops and the chance to spot dolphins, manta rays, whales, turtles, fish, and sharks. While there, join a First Nations cultural tour and learn about the history of the Quandamooka people from a local guide. 

Island hop with a visit to Moreton Island/Mulgumpin, which can be reached via a quick ferry ride, or arrive in style with a helicopter ride. Explore the island’s pristine coastlines with a quad biking adventure, sand dune tobogganing, or a leisurely stroll. Snorkel or kayak through the crystal-clear waters of the Tangalooma Wrecks with Australian Sunset Safaris and discover unique marine life, from turtles to brightly coloured fish, wobbegongs, and starfish.

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